Columbus Day

The JCCIA welcomes everyone to join in the 2019 Columbus Day Parade held Monday, October 14 on State Street.


The Columbus Day celebration is a rich tradition in the Chicago Italian American Community.


The day starts with 9 A.M. mass at The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, 1244 Lexington Avenue, Chicago.


Immediately following mass is a wreath-laying ceremony in Arrigo Park.


Then the parade kicks off at 12:30 P.M. at the corner of State Street and Wacker Drive.


ABC7's broadcasts the parade.

Click here to read the 2019 Parade Chairman Lino Greco's Sponsorship Letter.

Click here for the bus schedule from Casa Italia.



ABC7Chicago broadcasts the parade

ABC 7 Chicago / WLS TV (7.1)

Oct 14 Mon 1-3p on D1 Columbus Day Parade


ABC 7 Live Well Network (see below)

Oct 14 Mon 11p-1a on D2 Columbus Day Parade (repeat)

Oct. 19 Sat 1p-3p on D2 Columbus Day Parade (repeat)


The Live Well Network is on the following channels:
Over the air: 7.2, 7.3
Charter: 608, 968
Comcast: IL- 193, 217, 244, 345; IN- 217, 345
Kraus Cable TV Systems: 45
Mediacom LLC.: 102, 723
RCN: 618
TV Cable of Rensselaer/Morocco (IN): 7
WOW!: 101, 219